Category Archives: Jean AAR

Five Awesome Romance Things

Introduction first: In case you were unaware of the 1000 Awesome Things blog, Neil Pasricha was at a down point in his life a couple of years ago, and decided to cheer himself up by blogging about the good, often … Continue reading

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“He Who Can, Does; He Who Cannot, Teaches.”

I don’t care if George Bernard Shaw gave us the greatest modern incarnation of the makeover myth – when it comes to teaching, he’s a pompous twat.  On behalf of teachers around the world, I thumb my nose at you. … Continue reading

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Classic Romances Part 3: Romance Novels 101

Last month I blogged about class romance authors I wish would come back; in particular, I mentioned Judy Cuevas’ Bliss, which I’d recently read, and how it would be on my reading list for Romance Novels 101, assuming such a … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling, Pottermore, and eBooks

It’s no news that eBooks caught 99% of the population unawares.  (Check out the article link in the next paragraph – boy, have we come a long way.)  I’d say most authors got with the times, and most have now … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box: 50 Shades of Grey

For those who’ve remained blissfully unaware, 50 Shades of Grey is the latest publishing phenom. Discussed obsessively everywhere from the Today show to Newsweek, the plot can be teased in just a few sentences: Christian Grey is a 27-year old billionaire … Continue reading

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Classic Romances Part 2: I Wish You’d Come Back

I find this year my romance reading has been split firmly into three camps: Review books, Must Buy This New Release books, and Yes! They Came In The Mail! classics.  In the latter case, Better World Books is my absolute … Continue reading

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Endearments – Yea or Nay?

Dearest, darling readers: I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.  My day began quite unexceptionally, at school with those sweet children in my class, and all I planned to do when I got home … Continue reading

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Book Digital Copies

It is now almost one year since I bought my Nook Color.  Some things have changed – I definitely access more books than I used to, and some of it (maybe 30-40%) is digital.  But I confess I’m still primarily … Continue reading

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My Beef Against Contemporaries

It’s no secret that I like historicals.  No, change that.  I love historicals.  Yeah, I complain about the proliferation of Regencies.  But when all’s said and done, I look at my list of treasured books, and the vast majority are … Continue reading

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Drumroll: The First Annual Reformed Brat Contest

Okay, I’m joking about the annual contest.  But this is a blog about reformed brats. They say that reformed rakes make the best husbands.  Well, if that’s the case, then reformed brats should make the best wives. After all, they’re … Continue reading

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